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Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has come under sustained attack for the Government’s climate policies from two youth climate activists at (...)

 Gino Kenny TD; Richard Boyd Barrett TD; Cllr Fiona Ferguson, Old Park, Belfast; Brid Smith TD; and Gerry Carroll MLA, West Belfast, at the People Before Profit agm in Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If the Green Party “wastes the huge surge in support” it received in May’s local elections by “propping up Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil” after a general e(...)

Tony O’Reilly jnr, CEO of Providence Resources. The company’s  investors face an agonising wait until Monday to see if a Chinese backer of its plan to deliver Ireland’s first commercial oil field is still on board.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Battle-weary investors in Tony O’Reilly jnr’s Providence Resources face an agonising wait until Monday to see if a Chinese backer of its plan to deliv(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton said he realised the Government’s climate action plans were ‘a threat to the profits of the oil industry’. Photograph: Justin Farrelly/PA Wire

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has said he “cannot contemplate” a scenario where the oil industry dictates the Government’s climate chang(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Good morning, We bring you some very sad news this morning. Noel Whelan, our political columnist, barrister, author and well-known political analyst,(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said every politician is lobbied in various forms nearly every day. Photograph: PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected claims of inappropriate behaviour following a meeting between one of his advisors and a former government press se(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

The transgender pride parade makes its way along Eden Quay in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people took part in the second Trans Pride march in Dublin on Saturday. This was double the numbers that took part in the event last year.(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton halted the Climate Emergency Bill, which had won international support. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Cabinet has killed off a Bill aimed at banning oil and gas exploration in Irish waters, fearing an increase in dependence on imported fuels, a rel(...)

 Mary Doherty of Lifeline Inishowen  with supporters outside  the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

It was “just not good enough” that rural domestic violence services were threatened with closure just months after Ireland ratified the Istanbul Conve(...)

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